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Davis Brown lands warships contract

A multi-million pound contract has gone to Huddersfield engineering firm David Brown, to equip the Royal Navy with new warships.The firm will help build the next generation of frigates.The Lockwood-based company will supply gears for the new Type 26 Global Combat Ship, which is to be built on the Clyde in Scotland.The contract…

Navy to shutter two special ops Rescue Hawk squadrons

Members of Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 84, conduct night operations in Iraq. HSC-84 and HSC-85 are to be eliminated under the Navy's 2016 budget proposal.(Photo: MC1 Joseph W. Pfaff/Navy)Late last year, some held out hope that the Navy's budget would save two special…
Field Ready in Haiti training local volunteers to operate and maintain 3D printers. Courtesy of Field Ready.

Field Ready Prints Humanitarian Aid in Haiti

Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to transform industry and reshape the consumer experience. The technology can also be used in a more immediate manner to aid humanitarian missions around the world. 3D printing is particularly invaluable in remote areas.Some of the first humanitarian uses for AM included work with prosthetics. Later, plans were launched to build improved housing.

£859m deal to build Navy frigates « Express & Star

An £859 million investment in the next generation of Royal Navy frigates, sustaining 1,700 jobs across the country, has been announced by the Government.Prime Minister David Cameron said the money will be spent on developing the Type 26 warship, which will be built on the Clyde in Scotland.The ship will replace Type 23s…
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What you should know about oil trains in Washington | The Today File

A crew member walks near the scene of a train derailment near Mount Carbon, W.Va., Tuesday. A CSX train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed Monday in a snowstorm, sending a fireball into the sky and threatening the water supply of nearby residents, authorities and residents said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)On Monday, a train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed in West Virginia.

Harper Government Awards Contract to Extend Life of Coast Guard Vessel Leonard J. Cowley

Work will be carried out in St. John's, Newfoundland and LabradorST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - Feb. 18, 2015) - The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded an $8.5 million contract to NEWDOCK St.

Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach bracing for congested weekend amid labor dispute, work stoppage

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are bracing for increased congestion during President’s Day weekend, with work partially halted amid a labor dispute between port employers and the dockworkers’ union, harbor officials said Friday.As of early Friday morning, as many as 27 ships waited at anchor outside the two ports…

Obama Sends Labor Chief to Intervene in West Coast Port Dispute

KTLAMenuWith idled cargo ships piling up along the coastline, President Obama ordered his labor secretary to California to try to head off a costly shutdown of 29 West Coast ports.Container ships wait outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where congestion has been building for months. (Credit: KTLA)Obama dispatched…

Unusual String Of Bottlenose Dolphin Deaths Linked To BP Oil Spill

by Emily AtkinPosted on February 13, 2015 at 11:30 am"Unusual String Of Bottlenose Dolphin Deaths Linked To BP Oil Spill" In this July 3, 2013 file photo, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin named Tanner is shown during a demonstration at the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key in Marathon, Fla. CREDIT: AP Photo/Wilfredo LeeAn…

GEICO revs up sponsorship of October 19 GEICO 500

Talladega, Alabama. GEICO 500, one of the most coveted races in all of motorsports. favorite drivers, said Ted Ward, GEICO vice president. the relationship we have built and look forward to a spectacular race. for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. down to eight after the checkered flag drops on Sunday, Oct. 19. motorsports Drivers, Start Your Engines. event live at 2 p.m. ET.

Umar: Reforms Have Improved Efficiency at the Ports, Articles

Senator Idris UmarMinister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, in this interview, opened up on the effect the federal government’s reforms and regulations have had on efficiency at the seaports. He spoke to Segun Awofadeji. Excerpts:CommitmentSince its inception in May 2011, the present administration under Dr. Goodluck Ebele…
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BBC News - Decoding North Korea's fish and mushroom slogans

12 February 2015Last updated at 21:40 ETMagazine MonitorA collection of cultural artefactsNorth Korea has published 310 new slogans (see full list below) to encourage patriotism - so what do they say, what do they mean and what do they tell us about the leadership in Pyongyang, asks Alison Gee?"Let this socialist country…

Radio One's (ROIA) CEO Alfred Liggins on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Radio One, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROIA)Q4 2014 Earnings Conference CallFebruary 12, 2015 10:00 AM ETExecutivesAlfred Liggins - CEOPeter Thompson - CFOAnalystsAaron Watts - Deutsche BankDavid Farber - Credit SuisseDavid Siebert - Wells Fargo SecuritiesNick Brown - Zazove AssociatesOperatorLadies and gentlemen, welcome to Radio Ones 2014 Year-End Call.

Your Cheeseburger Is Destroying the North Pole and the Other Top Food Stories of 2014

Ah, Christmas is almost herethat magical time when families all across the country pause to come together, tear through a pile of presents, stuff themselves silly, then try to find something to talk about.Once youve exhausted the chitchat about the weather and whatever gossipy tidbits are to be had regarding those family members who werent able to make it to this years gathering…

Sailors practice for terror attack at Mayport | News

MAYPORT, Fla. - Sailors responded to a terror attack Wednesday at Naval Station Mayport -- but it was only a pretend one.A small boat simulated an attack on the USS Carney as part of a hands-on training exercise and sailors were able to practice their response to injuries, possible chemical leaks, and even simulated notifying families after the attack.During the drill…

When It Comes to Money, She Can Turn the Average Joe Into a Wall Street Pro

Alexa von Tobel created LearnVest, an online platform that helps map out your financial future, in 2009 when she recognized her power to help everyday Americans take control of their finances. With about 76 percent of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, shes ready to arm them with the practical strategies for reaching financial freedom.

Playing to your strengths

When youre barreling back down towards Beirut on the Nahr al-Mot highway, staying in the right hand lane means a workout for your cars shocks as you hit sewer cover after sewer cover. Smoothing out the ride means either driving in the left hand lane as faster motorists drive on your back bumper or zoom past you on the right…

Bonham Middle School Students Win Regional National Science Bowl Competition - Myhighplains.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced that Bonham Middle School students won their regional competition for the 2015 National Science Bowl this past weekend and are advancing to compete at the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. “The National Science Bowl has grown into one of the most…

The Queen's property firm to start work on new Oxford shopping centre

years of planning the scheme. will start this spring. open in 2017 with John Lewis as its anchor tenant. more than double the space available in the current building. back from earlier plans to build up to 122 homes. Noel, chief executive of Land Securities. Land Securities and the Crown Estate took over the property in 2010. vetoed by John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister at the time.

Louisiana beekeepers fight with state for fair land compensation

Ricky Bordelon (left) and his son Joey Bordelon are beekeepers in Moreauville. The state of Louisiana wants to purchase the area of land where the Bordelons raise bees in order to expand a road. They were offered about $4,500.(Photo: Melinda Martinez/mmartinez@thetowntalk.com)It's not a remarkable piece of land, the one…